When Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it would cease all sales of “assault-style rifles” and “high-capacity magazines” (you know these items as AR-15s and standard-capacity magazines, respectively), and would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21, reactions among sportsmen and Second Amendment advocates ranged from disappointment to derision. But for 20-year-old Griffin McCullar, a Dick’s employee, it was personal.
In response to the company’s announcement, McCullar submitted this resignation letter, which he also posted to Facebook:
“I am putting in my two weeks’ notice. I greatly apologize as my job here has been great; the staff is phenomenal and very easy to work with, the management is full of great people, and the pay is good. I do not have one bad thing to say about this store. However, I cannot be the face of these new gun policies in effect. I find them morally and constitutionally wrong. I refuse to be part of a corporation with these liberal policies. Again, I truly apologize for the inconvenience. Sincerely, the 20-year-old employee that is an avid hunter, who can no longer purchase firearms from the store in which he is a salesman at the gun counter.” The letter ended with the text of the Second Amendment and a photo of the Gadsden flag.